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TalkPoint helps Scranton Gillette Communications launch LED University Online Campus offering accredited education to design professionals

First accredited webinar in series sets record attendance

New York, NY(01 May 2014)

TalkPoint, the leader in do-it-yourself cloud-based webcasting, today announced its partnership with Scranton Gillette Communications, a fourth-generation family-owned business-to-business communications company, for the launch of LED University, an online portal offering accredited education opportunities for design professionals.

In conjunction with SGC Horizon’s Building Design & Construction, Scranton Gillette Communications’ Residential Lighting magazine partnered with TalkPoint to help create opportunities for lightning, design, housing and remodeling and architectural professionals to stay current with the latest solid-state lightning technologies.

As part of the online campus of BDC University, LED University offers white papers, videos and complimentary webinars that earn AIA, CES, IDCEC, NKBA and NARI Learning Units for attendees.

The first webinar in the series, “LED Lighting 101: ABCs of LED Lighting” was held on April 24 and set SGC/SGC Horizon records for unique registrants (2500) and unique live viewers (1485). To watch the on-demand webcast, please visit

Three more accredited webinars are scheduled in the series:

  • June 26 - LED Lighting 102: Innovations and Development Update
  • August 18 - LED Lighting 103: Residential Design and Applications
  • October 30 – LED Lighting 104: Commercial and Institutional Design and Applications                                                       

“Our goal is to be the preeminent resource for information on LED lighting,” said SGC/SGC Horizon Vice President of Events Harry Urban. “The attendance at our first webinar for LED University demonstrated the thirst for information that exists for this rapidly evolving technology, so we’re glad to have TalkPoint seamlessly handle our rapidly growing webinar and virtual events. TalkPoint’s webinar platform is robust along with its very reliable customer service.”

“TalkPoint is happy to join Scranton Gillette Communications to equip design professionals with the latest information on lighting technologies,” said Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. “Following the success of the first webinar, we look forward to providing more attendees an easy-to-use, interactive way to enhance their design knowledge.”

For more information on LED University, please visit

About TalkPoint

TalkPoint offers a robust cloud-based, self-service webcasting technology for companies to improve communications with their internal and external constituencies.

The Convey™ webcasting platform is tailored to the needs of IT professionals, yet designed for business users to self-manage a 50-person video-enabled meeting as efficiently as a webcast to 10,000 attendees. Seamlessly leverage existing enterprise assets such as videoconferencing units, encoders and webcams to deliver professional-quality webcasts to viewers on desktop and mobile devices – all through a single URL within the browser.  No downloads. No plugins. No apps. For more information, visit

About Scranton Gillette Communications

Scranton Gillette Communications is a 107-year-old privately owned company with more than a century of business-to-business media experience in 17 diverse industries. SGC Horizon serves the construction equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and industry-leading events.